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Bridging the gap between Islam and the West: a reconciliation approach

Abdul Rahim, Adibah (2006) Bridging the gap between Islam and the West: a reconciliation approach. International Journal of Muslim Unity, 4 (2). pp. 23-43. ISSN 1675-7777

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Western influence on the Muslim world has been dominant since the beginning of the Nineteenth Century and it has colored human civilization and culture at the global level. In light of this phenomenon, it makes sense to ask the question; how did Muslims respond effectively, on an intellectual level, to the influence posed by the West. There have been various responses over the past century with different approaches. The two extremist groups could be characterized as those who advocated rejection of all the values of Western culture and civilization; and those who assimilated them blindly. Both are inadequate positions and are not able to present a real solution for the conflict between Islam and the West. Therefore, the response should be analyzed from the perspective of a third group which sought to bridge the gap between two civilizations, Islam and the West, and tried to develop a constructive relationship between the two. This paper tries to highlight the reconciliation approach of the third group to certain issues, namely, on the integration of religion and science and integration system of education.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2231/34014
Uncontrolled Keywords: human civilization, western influence, Muslim
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Dr Adibah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 17:10
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 17:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34014

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